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Kaloma Cardwell Agrees to Drop Davis Polk Partner as Defendant in Retaliation Suit

Thu, 2024-01-25 16:26

Closing arguments in the ongoing retaliation trial, in which Davis Polk, a former managing partner and former M&A practice group leader remain as defendants, are scheduled for Friday.


Hogan Lovells Lures Prominent Partner and Disputes Team From White & Case in Paris

Thu, 2024-01-25 16:00

Jean-Pierre Picca, an adviser to the French presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy, along with partner Jean-Lou Salha and three others, are arriving from White & Case and will focus on investigations and compliance.


Inside Track: Surprise Exxon Mobil Suit Kicks Off Contentious Shareholder-Proposal Season

Thu, 2024-01-25 15:32

The oil giant accused two activist investors of employing a "Goldilocks Trojan Horse strategy" aimed at undermining its business.


The Law Firm Disrupted: A Fresh Take on Big Law's Diversity Problem

Thu, 2024-01-25 15:06

A new book by sociologist and former Wilmer associate Kevin Woodson sheds light on two recent cases in the news by highlighting the "racial discomfort" that Black employees experience in predominantly white workplaces.


Google Reaches Settlement With Singular Computing Over AI-Related Technology

Thu, 2024-01-25 15:03

A judge granted a joint motion to stay the case—which was set for closing arguments Wednesday—for 30 days for the parties to execute a formal settlement agreement.


DOJ's Response to Boies' Suit / California Psilocybin Initiative Dies / Cookies v. Cookies / Glaser Weil Sues

Thu, 2024-01-25 15:00

The Department of Justice asked a federal judge this week to dismiss a suit challenging the federal prohibition on state-licensed cannabis, saying the plaintiff companies lack standing.


In Partner Pay, Law Firms Are Under Pressure to Strike Right Balance

Thu, 2024-01-25 14:23

In the race to increase profits and attract the best talent, law firms are now caught in a conundrum in adjusting partner compensation.


Brooklyn Law's Business Boot Camp Trains Students To Be Business Savvy

Thu, 2024-01-25 14:22

"Law schools are well known for training students to think like lawyers, but there are times when practicing lawyers need to reach outside the traditional legal toolkit and think like a businessperson, and that is where our Business Boot Camp comes in," Michael Gerber, a professor of law at Brooklyn Law and co-founder of the boot camp, said in a statement.


Post-Pandemic Rise in High-Dollar Verdicts Shows Signs of Sticking

Thu, 2024-01-25 14:20

For the third year in a row, court data shows, Philadelphia juries were around twice as likely to award verdicts of $1 million or higher than they were in the years before the COVID-19 pandemic.


The New Normal in Office Work Is Here, but Lawyers Still Aren't Happy With It

Thu, 2024-01-25 13:54

Transitioning from Covid lockdown to return-to-office could be a factor in lawyers believing their firm's culture has changed for the worse, according to a survey report this week.


Ohio High Court Calls Out Appellate Court for Failing to Follow Its Directions on Remand

Thu, 2024-01-25 10:27

"It is axiomatic that an inferior court lacks jurisdiction to depart from a superior court's mandate. In AWMS, we reversed the court of appeals' grant of summary judgment to the state and remanded the case specifically for the purpose of conducting the proper takings analysis. In this regard, we did not leave the court of appeals' task open-ended," the court said. "Rather, we specified that the court of appeals 'must weigh the parties' evidence relating to AWMS's total-takings claim' and 'must weigh the parties' evidence in accordance with this opinion.'"


New York's New Inventor Protections Might Spawn Similar Laws Across Country

Thu, 2024-01-25 09:15

At issue is who owns the rights to projects that employees develop on their own time without the use of their company's resources.


Some Question Slaughter and May's Reduced Hours Policy

Thu, 2024-01-25 07:55

Current and former firm personnel say that lawyers participating in the scheme could be limiting their partnership prospects as other industry commentators point to the policy's lack of flexibility.


Law Firm Litigation Puts Partners' Associate Feedback Under Microscope: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2024-01-25 05:00

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Meet the Identical Twins Who Saved the Pac-12

Thu, 2024-01-25 04:00

The brothers, practicing at Weil and Keker Van Nest, landed on a high-stakes case together—and won. "We resisted any urge to bill during dinner," one quipped.


'Not Going Away': A Star Greenberg Traurig Litigator Lost Her Voice. AI Brought It Back

Wed, 2024-01-24 18:47

Lori Cohen achieved an impressive 58 defense verdicts before suddenly and inexplicably losing her voice. Now, with the help of her long-time trial technologist and friend Gerard Buitrago, she's harnessing the power of AI to get back in the courtroom.


Wash. Attorney Disciplined for Relationship With Client, Dishonesty About Attorney Fees

Wed, 2024-01-24 18:12

The Supreme Court for the state of Washington suspended attorney Michael Olufemi Ewetuga after a formal complaint following allegations regarding his sexual relationship with a client.


DEI Commission Appointments Accompanied by One Michigan Justice's Dissenting Statements

Wed, 2024-01-24 17:59

"The commission appears to have taken sides in the political debate roiling institutions across the country. Nothing good will come of this," Michigan Supreme Court Justice David F. Viviano said.


Is New Jersey's Judicial Vacancy Crisis Coming to an End? Maybe

Wed, 2024-01-24 17:47

"There is no good reason why the judiciary should not have a full complement of judges," former Supreme Court Justice Barry T. Albin said. "There are at least 60,000 practicing attorneys and it is fanciful to think that we cannot find the highest caliber of judges among that number of attorneys."


Were Davis Polk Performance Reviews 'Ginned Up'?: Cardwell Cross-Examined in Retaliation Trial

Wed, 2024-01-24 16:53

Defense counsel aimed to demonstrate that someone has not been telling the truth during the trial.